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Paolo Casani, President Camper & Nicholsons

Posted: 7th Jan 2017

Written by: Sam Watson

Camper & Nicholson's has long been synonymous with the pedigree of old school style, a familiar brand with a face you can trust. But yacht brokerage is notoriously competitive and changes in technology and patterns of wealth are k... Read More

Josh Richardson on the Business of Superyacht Tenders & Toys

Posted: 13th Nov 2016

Written by: Sam Watson

As superyachts get bigger and the quest for novelty continues, there's growing demand for custom tenders and toys at sea and on land. Josh Richardson saw the opportunity to deliver, but there's more to this story than luck. We met... Read More

Yacht Carbon Offset: PR Hype or Making a Difference?

Posted: 27th Sep 2016

Written by: OnboardOnline

Yacht Carbon Offset is not a particularly sexy proposition but if there's substance to the hype, why aren't more yacht owners signing up? What are the barriers and what needs to change? We met with Mark Robinson to get his views a... Read More

French Polynesia with Etienne Boutin: CEO Tahiti Ocean

Posted: 26th Sep 2016

Written by: Sam Watson

When you think of Tahiti, you think of palm trees and reefs and beautiful people living the simple island life. All of this is true, but French Polynesia is a semi-autonomous territory of France and it's a slick operation. In the ... Read More

Debbie Blazy: Director of Recruitment, Camper & Nicholsons

Posted: 15th Sep 2016

Written by: OnboardOnline

Like so many of us in the yachting industry, Debbie Blazy, Director of Recruitment at Camper & Nicholsons, had an interesting journey getting here. Years later, and having witnessed a lot of change, Debbie shines a light on the ch... Read More

Debbie Elliott of TAG Global Training: Yacht Crew & Private Jets

Posted: 14th Sep 2016

Written by: OnboardOnline

Private aircraft with fewer than 19 seats are not legally required to have trained cabin crew and many yacht crew find themselves working onboard their bosses’ private jet without any specific training. Debbie Elliott of TAG Globa... Read More

Danny McGowan on the Role of Nautilus in Yachting

Posted: 17th Aug 2016

Written by: OnboardOnline

For many seafarers, Nautilus International is an important ally during their maritime careers, while for many in the yachting industry it remains a bit of a mystery. There's also the view in some corners that superyacht employment... Read More

Danny McGowan on the Role of Nautilus in Yachting

Posted: 17th Aug 2016

Written by: OnboardOnline

For many seafarers, Nautilus International is an important ally during their maritime careers, while for many in the yachting industry it remains a bit of a mystery. There's also the view in some corners that superyacht employment... Read More

Paul Pringle of Solarglide on the Trends in Solar Screens

Posted: 12th Aug 2016

Written by: OnboardOnline

Solar screens are not compulsory on board yachts but we've all heard stories of the effects of solar glare in terms of safety and possible damage to your eyes. Recognizing the potential market, Paul Pringle founded Solarglide in 2... Read More

Paul Pringle of Solarglide on the Trends in Solar Screens

Posted: 12th Aug 2016

Written by: OnboardOnline

Solar screens are not compulsory on board yachts but we've all heard stories of the effects of solar glare in terms of safety and possible damage to your eyes. Recognizing the potential market, Paul Pringle founded Solarglide in 2... Read More

Photographer Katie Jane Howson

Posted: 8th Aug 2016

Written by: OnboardOnline

Working on yachts can be a feast for the eyes, rich pickings for the observer with an artistic bent in a hotbed of sharp design, remote locations, the colours, the light and the people. For stewardess Katie Jane Howson it all star... Read More

Daniel Ziriakus, COO Northrop & Johnson on Trends in Superyachting

Posted: 25th Jun 2016

Written by: Sam Watson

Daniel Ziriakus is not someone you forget in a hurry. Besides his physical stature, you cannot fail to notice his energy and drive; this is a man on a mission. Now COO at Northrop & Johnson in Fort Lauderdale, we were keen to hear... Read More

Interview: Daniel Ziriakus, COO Northrop & Johnson

Posted: 25th Jun 2016

Written by: Sam Watson

Daniel Ziriakus is not someone you forget in a hurry. As well as his physical stature, you cannot fail to notice his energy and drive; this is a man on a mission. Following a rapid ascent, Daniel is now Chief Operating Officer at ... Read More

Mastering Cape Epic!

Posted: 13th Apr 2016

Written by: Bianca Ljungberg

Chief officer Arvid Ljungberg and his team mate Markus Jokinen recently completed their first Cape Epic, a gruelling eight-day mountain bike stage race which takes place in the Western Cape, South Africa. Coined as one of the toug... Read More

Robert Goodwill MP Speaks at London Boat Show

Posted: 14th Jan 2016

Written by: Robert Goodwill MP

Speaking at the London Boat Show yesterday, Robert Goodwill MP praised the UK's expertise in the design and build of superyachts, sailing yachts and motor boats, confirming "The government is clear that growth in these industries... Read More

Interview: Terry Gilmore, Abacus & March

Posted: 13th Nov 2015

Written by: OnboardOnline

With growing demand for on board training in the interior department, we caught up with Terry Gilmore to find out what's involved and how it compares with training ashore. Founder of Abacus & March recruitment, and The Interior Tr... Read More

Olympian James Cracknell: Fitter, Stronger

Posted: 13th Oct 2015

Written by: Karen Hockney

If there’s anyone qualified to talk about how to smash the glass ceiling in achieving your own personal goals, it has to be James Cracknell. The Olympic rower knows what it takes to be the best having won gold at the Sydney and At... Read More

Interview: Stuart Biesel, MTSI

Posted: 28th Sep 2015

Written by: OnboardOnline

Stuart Biesel is the director of MTSI, Megayacht Technical Services International, a regulatory consultancy and statutory management company based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. He talks to OnboardOnline about his company and h... Read More

Ian Walker on What it Takes to Win the Volvo Ocean Race

Posted: 17th Aug 2015

Written by: Karen Hockney

Two times Olympic silver medallist Ian Walker has a simple formula for the winning streak he has been on of late. Of course, the training counts but it’s all about the right food and, even more importantly, the right kit. Read More

Interview: Louise Sydbeck, Master of Wine

Posted: 22nd Jul 2015

Written by: Riviera Wine

Louise Sydbeck is the founder of Riviera Wine based in Antibes in the south of France. Speaking to OnboardOnline, Louise talks about her early childhood ambitions and the journey that led to becoming the world's 100th female Maste... Read More

Interview: Jonathan Beckett, Burgess Yachts

Posted: 7th Jul 2015

Written by: Karen Hockney

Look around at the world’s leading yacht brokers and you would be hard pressed to find one with as colourful and interesting a story as Jonathan Beckett. Burgess’s CEO and charismatic frontman has weathered many a storm over the l... Read More

Interview: Jonathan Beckett, Burgess Yachts

Posted: 29th Jun 2015

Written by: Karen Hockney

Look around at the world’s leading yacht brokers and you would be hard pressed to find one with as colourful and interesting a story as Jonathan Beckett, charismatic frontman and CEO of Burgess. Read More

Dr Simone Laubscher: The Super Elixir

Posted: 2nd Jun 2015

Written by: Karen Hockney

When Dr Simone Laubscher, a down to earth Aussie mother of three, first arrived in London 15 years ago, she was struck by the lack of choice for a nutritious lunch on the run. Read More

Q&A: Captain Ken Kreisler

Posted: 25th May 2015

Written by: Ken Kreisler

Captain Ken Kreisler is a veteran marine journalist and has been part of the boating industry for over 25 years. Based in the US, Ken contributes features and a monthly 'Stateside Update' for OnboardOnline and is currently working... Read More

Interview: Captain Paul Bickley

Posted: 5th May 2015

Written by: Karen Hockney

Like any captain with 20 years of yachting under his belt, Paul Bickley has seen enormous change in the yachting industry since the start of his career. Read More

Puerto Rico: New Superyacht Hub

Posted: 17th Apr 2015

Written by: Karen Hockney

Think of Puerto Rico and what springs to mind? A sunny paradise of shimmering whitewashed Caribbean beaches backed by verdant countryside, delicious rum punches, the odd little fishing boat bobbing on the horizon perhaps? Read More

Interview: Els Zijlstra & Jeroen van Oostveen

Posted: 6th Apr 2015

Written by: Karen Hockney

Working as an architect in Holland, there was one little mystery puzzling Els Zijlstra. Why was there no central organisation pairing up creative professionals like herself with manufacturers of the most advanced materials availab... Read More

Interview: Gabor Ivanacz

Posted: 23rd Mar 2015

Written by: Karen Hockney & Sam Watson

After several years of rising through the ranks in yachting crew, Gabor Ivanacz reached a crossroads in his life. Should he stay as interior crew having worked his way up to butler or follow his passion for food? Read More

Yacht Chef Duncan Biggs

Posted: 11th Mar 2015

Written by: Karen Hockney

You don’t have to spend very long talking to Duncan Biggs to grasp the fact that mentoring and training, crew development and team spirit are where it’s at. His desire to promote these factors and make them industry benchmarks in ... Read More

Q&A: Mark Healy Fitness Management

Posted: 9th Mar 2015

Written by: OnboardOnline/Mark Healy

OnboardOnline catches up with Mark Healy, provider of elite health & fitness professionals to private residences and the superyacht industry. They are also an independent design & consultancy company creating health, fitness & spa... Read More

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